Amy Nawrocki reads two selections from Reconnaissance.
In her latest collection, Amy plays voyeur and thief, surveying canvases and investigating bookshelves, searching for creativity’s origins and exploring the nature of inspiration. The poems in Reconnaissance uncover muses between the frayed pages of Byron and Shelley, in Chagall’s stained glass, at Oscar Wilde’s grave, past the deep bogs of Glencoe, and in the far away snow caps of Mount Fuji. In these insightful and elegant poems, Nawrocki invites us to believe in “the authenticity of first sight.” Open the paint box and learn how to stare. Look for the collection wherever books are sold.
With Voices of Poetry in August, Amy read “The man sitting next to me is reading The Idiot.” You can find this and “Giverny” (video below) in Reconnaissance.